Monday, 29 August 2011

Good Manners on Monday # 4

Last week ago, I received a Gift from a bloggy friend, the lovely Felicity at Gifts of Serendipity. Felicity gave me the gift of a link to "Life Matters", the radio program on Radio National. Danny Katz was the guest on this show, and he was talking about his latest book on Manners and Ettiquette, "No thanks Hank".
No thanks Hank, by Danny Katz

Now, at Nurture the Little People, we are all about Manners and we love books too, so when I saw this book, I rushed out to get it straight away, and it's a Classic!

"No thanks Hank" is a hilarious book of rhymes, verse and nonsense poems based on the use of manners and etiquette in everyday situations. The book is based on two characters, Hank and Hank, two boys who refuse to say "thanks" for anything, and their folks have had enough!

There is some great humour in this book and it will amuse parents and kids alike. One of my favourite tales in the book is Stephie said the "S" word and there is also a really funny take on the modern day version of Pass the Parcel.

I love how Danny Katz and Mitch Vane have written and illustrated a book about manners so cleverly, it's bound to get the kids (and their parents) thinking.


Have you read "No thanks Hank?" Do you have any other books on manners to recommend or any other favourite Danny Katz stories?

Be Happy 
Nicola

4 comments:

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

I have not heard of this book, but it looks interesting. I might have to have a look in my local book store. Thanks for sharing! :)

InkPaperPen said...

Looks great! Is that the same Danny Katz that writes the column in the TV magazine?? Sounds like it could be him...I'll be looking into this, for sure. Love Good Manners on Monday!

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Maxabella said...

I haven't read it (in fact, this is the first I've heard of it) but I would actually read the fine print if Danny Katz ever wrote it. Love his SMH column to bits. I will be getting this book!

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Nurture the Little People said...

It's a new book, by the loved Danny Katz. And it is just great!!!